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11-08-2012, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Hockey 4 Life View Post
I honestly dont see the reason toronto fans want stastny so bad at this point in his career. Colorado wont let him go unless an overpayment is paid based on him being a 70-80 point 1c. In this scenario it becomes a lose lose for the leafs when trying to aquire stastny. If toronto over pays for stastny and he comes to toronto and puts up 80 points they still paid in trade value what an 80 point 1 c at his age would be worth which is a lot. Now the other scenario is they over pay for him and he comes to toronto and continues to put up 50 - 60 points when they paid for an 80 point 1C, not only would that enrage the fans but decimate toronto's future in the process without getting the impact player they hoped for. The first scenario is tough but atleast you get what you paid for, the second scenario is what all leaf fans fear and that is why they never offer full value for stastny.
And that's a perfectly good reason for the Leafs not to pay what we would want for Staz. But until the time comes were Staz informs the team that he doesn't want to re-sign with the Avs, there's less than no incentive to trade him. Our two young guys are still just kids, having Staz there takes a lot of pressure off of them. Like during Duchene's all star sophomore season, it was Staz who was constantly giving up his linemates to Duchene when his would get hurt. He's still our best playmaker by a wide margin and chips in 20 goals a year. That makes it easier for O'Reilly and Duchene to play well. Plus we finally have enough wingers for all 3 Cmen with Lando, Downie, McGinn, Jones, Parenteau and Hejduk. And Olver waiting for a callup.

So even though the Leafs won't offer "fair" value for the ~80 point two way Center, that Staz would be with Kessel on his wing, the Avs won't take less cause we still have plenty of us for him.

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